Lower Your Stress with These Interpretive Listening Strategies

Lower your stress with these interpretive listening strategies Conversa blog

In class, you probably talk to a lot of non-native Spanish speakers, or your teachers might slow down and enunciate more. A lot of programs and audio samples that are made for Spanish learners tend to speak slower than normal conversations. The first time you talk to a native speaker or watch a TV show […]

How to Deal with Error Embarrassment

How to Deal with Error Embarrassment

While learning a new language, there will be times you make an error. Sometimes they’re small, like forgetting the difference between ser and estar. Other times, you’re having a conversation and refer to your car as borracho instead of barrato. So, how can we deal with error embarrassment when we said the wrong thing and […]

What Do I Do If I Don’t Understand?

What Do I Do If I Don’t Understand

It’s happened to all of us. You were so excited to practice Spanish with a native speaker, and you were so confident in yourself! Then, the other person started talking, and you had no idea what words came out of their mouth. You feel frustrated, and a little embarrassed. In this article, we’ll help you […]

5 Amazing Benefits of Practicing Meditation

From companies like Google implementing the practice into employees’ work routines to wellness junkies practicing it every day, meditating has become increasingly popular over the past couple of years.  With people recognizing the benefits of meditating, more people are doing it, through whichever means they prefer. But what are the benefits of practicing meditation? Here […]

Mind Exercises You Should Do Every Day

It is important to be physically active. Regular exercise offers many benefits to your overall health including weight loss, lower blood pressure, and increased energy levels. But, just as you should workout your body each day, you should also exercise your mind.  Research shows that by strengthening your brain, you can boost your intelligence and […]

Here’s How to Get the Most Out of Your Guided Meditation Practice

CONVERSA Here’s How to Get the Most Out of Your Guided Meditation Practice

So you are ready to try out meditation for the first time? Or maybe you are trying out a new kind of guided meditation. Good for you. Guided meditation actually has a lot more positive effects on our brains and bodies than many people realize. Understanding how dynamic meditation works and what it can do […]

Why your self-care routine should include meditation

CONVERSA Why your self-care routine should include meditation

Self-care is a necessity, especially since we live in a world of accelerated connectivity and information overload. This is why it’s more important than ever to include meditation in your self-care routine. Meditation can help clear your mind from noisy thoughts, boost happiness, and even train your brain for higher learning potential. Here are some […]

Need to improve your focus? Here are 3 ways meditation can help

Need to improve your focus? Here's 3 ways meditation can help

With so many distractions in the world, it’s more important than ever to stay focused. One way to improve your focus is to slow down — and one of the best ways to do that is with meditation. Meditation isn’t just sitting down and zoning out. It’s actually a great way to zero in on […]

How to Start a Daily Meditation Practice

CONVERSA Covers How to Start a Daily Meditation Practice

Starting a daily meditation practice is one of the best ways to become more mindful and grounded while also reducing stress and anxiety. It can also help you train your brain to reach peak performance, which helps you boost your learning potential. Even if you don’t meditate the typical way, creating a meditation habit can […]